- one 100th of a liter, equivalent to 0.6102 cubic inch, or 0.338 U.S. fluid ounce. Abbreviation: cl
Also especially British, cen·ti·li·tre.
Origin of centiliter
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Word Origin and History for centiliter
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- A unit of volume equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a liter or ten milliliters.
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- A unit of volume in the metric system equal to 0.01 liter. See Table at measurement.
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